On the 16th March pupils in Year Three at Laxton Junior School set off for their first residential trip to the Frontier Centre at Irthlingborough. The pupils were incredibly excited and on arrival enjoyed a walk along the River Nene before crossing over to Stanwick Lakes. After a physical challenge on the adventure playground the pupils hiked the 2.5 miles back to the centre.
Over the two days there were four activities which pupils took part in. Split into three groups they participated in abseiling down a fourteen metre tower, walking the plank – a trust exercise where one pupil leads a blindfolded pupil around a plank and stepping stone swamp course, King Swing and Search and Rescue – team challenges which included building a shelter for a casualty in remote terrain and learning how to light a fire.
Over the two days, the children were challenged to communicate effectively, work well as a member of a team, encourage others, push themselves, and to develop consideration and trust in their teams.
Year Three teacher Mr Marsden commented, ‘The children really stepped up to the challenge, developed communication skills and resilience when working independently and in teams. They have had a very memorable trip.’